About Best Practices

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides infrastructure and platform services for a wide range of enterprise workloads. In each service, you can choose from a rich array of features based on your goals. Oracle recommends a set of best practices to design and operate cloud topologies that deliver the maximum business value.

The best practices for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services are organized under four business goals:
  • Security and compliance: Secure and protect your systems and information assets in the cloud.
  • Reliability and resilience: Build reliable applications by architecting resilient cloud infrastructure.
  • Performance and cost optimization: Utilize infrastructure resources efficiently, and derive the best performance at the lowest cost.
  • Operational efficiency: Operate and monitor your applications and infrastructure resources to deliver the maximum business value.

For each business goal, the best practices are organized based on key focus areas, as follows:

Business Goal Key Focus Areas
Security and compliance
  • User authentication
  • Resource isolation and access control
  • Compute security
  • Database security
  • Data protection
  • Network security
Reliability and resilience
  • Fault-tolerant network architecture
  • Service limits and quotas
  • Data backup
  • Scaling
Performance and cost optimization
  • Compute sizing
  • Storage strategy
  • Network monitoring and tuning
  • Cost tracking and management
Operational efficiency
  • Deployment strategy
  • Workload monitoring
  • OS management
  • Support